India's first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant completed its first deterrence patrol

Posted on:05 Nov 2018 17:07:16
India's first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant completed its first deterrence patrol
05 November 2018 Current Affairs:

The submarine completes India's nuclear triad -- which means that the country now has the capability of firing nuclear weapons from land, air and sea.

INS Arihant was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2016. Another nuclear submarine -- the Argihat -- will be commissioned in the next few years.

HIGHLIGHTS:

♦ INS Arihant can fire nuclear weapons from underwater.

♦ Arihant is an important part of India's no-first-use nuclear policy.

♦ Arihant is part of a top-secret project.


The submarine completes India's nuclear triad -- which means that the country now has the capability of firing nuclear weapons from land, air and sea.

INS Arihant was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 2016. Another nuclear submarine -- the Argihat -- will be commissioned in the next few years.

HIGHLIGHTS:

♦ INS Arihant can fire nuclear weapons from underwater.

♦ Arihant is an important part of India's no-first-use nuclear policy.

♦ Arihant is part of a top-secret project.


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